Flavors by Julie: Palapas

Palapas Bar & Grill

Great Food Under “the Hut” Or On The Go

Mexican food has gained popularity over the years. As of 2011, there are more Mexican restaurants than Italian bistros, Chinese kitchens, chicken rotisseries, or seafood shacks in the US. That means that no less than 38,000 Mexican restaurants are dispersed all across the American landscape (Data was obtained from the 2011 US Economic Census of the US Census Bureau). Located in Cumming, Palapas Bar & Grill is fast becoming one of Forsyth County’s most popular Mexican restaurants. Besides great food, the restaurant offers exceptional service and a fun atmosphere. “Life is good under the hut,” explained Oziel “Ozie” Rodriguez, owner of Palapas Bar & Grill. “Palapas means hut, and our goal is to serve the best quality food to our guests.” Palapas feature a vast menu, featuring traditional Mexican dishes and the addition of unique combinations that are likely to please even the most discerning taste. Ozie is no stranger to the Forsyth County community, as he is the owner of Carniceria Hernandez, a staple in the community since for 12 years. “The carniceria opened in October 2003.” He has also provided interpretation services to Forsyth County courts and businesses. Palapas’ fun environment and colorful décor make it a great place for adults looking for a place to watch sports or enjoy an adult beverage as well as families looking for a family-friendly environment where their kids can enjoy the food and their time. “Our goal is to provide a quality product to our patrons. We are proud of our service, our food, and our offerings,” Ozie affirmed. A private room is available for parties, special events, and meetings. Palapas also offers catering. Check out their Weekly Specials on their Facebook page.

Palapas Bar & Grill
2950 Buford Highway
Cumming, Ga 30051
770-889-1002
www.palapasbargrill.com

Monday-Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday – 11am – 11pm
Saturday – 11:30am to 11pm
Sunday – 11:30am to 10pm

** EXCITING NEWS: Palapas has a second location hopefully opening soon on Matt Hwy in the new Walmart shopping center. I will be sure to let you know as soon as I know the planned open date!


Julie Brennan has been publishing My Forsyth magazine since 2010. She volunteers as part of the Kick It Up and REACH programs for MentorMe North Georgia, South Forsyth High School Culinary School Program, and the Forsyth County Schools College and Career Development Program. Julie was born and raised in the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. We like to refer to her as the Forsyth Foodie full of local flavor!

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